Company here doing a 1-16 scale M60A3.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 16 December 2017 - 0910 AM.
Jump to content
Posted 16 December 2017 - 1151 AM
I have just read that Trumpeter is bringing out a 1.16 scale T72B in the new year (both with and without reactive armour). Might be some good kitbashing potential there with a Heng Long T90 hull.
Posted 18 December 2017 - 0228 AM
Indeed. Alas, RC tanking here isn't all that popular, hence I got no one to play tank battles with. And so my RC tanks are just gathering dust....
Posted 18 December 2017 - 0305 AM
I feel your pain Tomas. Ive finally solved most of the problems in my chally, but even if i forked out of an IR system, Id never use it. I dont think ive even driven my Tamiya Tiger and Sherman for about 10 years now.
I think the key to the Challenger's problems is poor springs. when going round turns, the last roadwheel compresses, and it slips the track. Ive took out surplus track links, and Ive put some shims in behind the axle under the spring, to tense it up a bit. Its helped, a bit, to the point it can now go over short grass without slipping tracks. When it goes into about 6 inch grass it does throw the track. But in fairness, even on Salisbury plain its unlikely to get that tall. I mean scale, it must be well over 10 feet. So a supplier of stronger springs and probably some metal axles is probably the way forward here.
Ive also figured out a way to use top up gift cards, so I can probably get a new turret ring and drive mechanism for it, which will probably cut the noise of turret traverse.
These fellas seem to have some good bits, dont know if you have any experience of them Tomas.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 18 December 2017 - 0308 AM.
Posted 15 January 2018 - 0258 AM
Thats pretty good. I wonder if he scratch built it himself, or used on of the Mark1 Models 1-6 scale tanks as a basis. Pretty good in any case.
Somehow in my Tamiya 1-16 scale Tiger ive managed to replicate the capriciousness of the original. Im having a hell of a job reactivating it. Im idly wondering if Im going to have to invest in a new ESC in order to run the damn thing. The Taimya one as Tomas has said is very unimpressive in many ways.
Posted 16 January 2018 - 1056 AM
Looks like the Mark 1's as the base then added the animatronics for old Hanz und Franz later. Pretty impressive, but at that size you're just showing off and you're not going to get it all down and dirty like you can with the smaller-scaled thanks.
Posted 17 January 2018 - 0939 AM
Posted 21 January 2018 - 1120 AM
So I have to relate an amusing tale from a recent tustle with the Tamiya Tiger 1. I had awful trouble getting the last receiver to work with it, so I bought a Flysky one. If you dont already have one of these, get one. They are pricy but you can save profiles for different receivers, so you end up saving money if you have models.
Anyway, today I thought I would finish up doing some work on it. Nothing doing, the gun or the turret didnt work. So I stripped it down, reset the electrical gubins, and got the gun to work. So that was good. Then for absolutely no apparent reason it kept swerving to the left. Checked the drive, was a little stressed to discover the left drive sprocket was not engaged to gearbox. Thought to myself that the driveshaft had fracture which is going to be expensive.
As it turned out, it was a simple fix. The sprocket screwed onto a drive shaft, and the drive shaft engaged the gearbox using an adapter that had an allen screw holding it in place. So a few turns of an allen key, and its good to go. The only problem is, just to turn that one screw, I had to remove the turret, the roof, one track, the transmission cover, and unscrew the transmission to get at it. All this is very distinctly Tiger like.
Clever Tamiya. They didnt just make a good model of a Tiger Tank, they modeled the mechanical problems as well. Well in fairness it is 15 years old, and built in haste.
If anyone is interested, the manual for these is here. They are actually pretty good models, but like any tank you really need to run them to keep them reliable, and this one has been stood for about 10 years.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 21 January 2018 - 1120 AM.
Posted 08 February 2018 - 0255 AM
Its pretty good isnt it.
Id love to have a system so you could get it to play different sounds on pressing a transmitter switch. I was idly thinking about building the Kellys Hero's Sherman, and the Heng Long 105mm Sherman with a new 76mm Barrel would be a good match. However, the sticking point would be having a storage system that could have recorded music. I was idly thinking about using a raspberry pi which has the necessary storage space, but it would mean figuring out a way to turn the music on from a transmitter command.
Maybe im just very strange.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 08 February 2018 - 0255 AM.
Posted 08 February 2018 - 1906 PM
Posted 09 February 2018 - 0310 AM
Tamiya does a 1-16 Type 90 that looks pretty good. That might be a good one to learn on, though as Tomas says, they are pricey.
Ive finally got my Tiger 1 going again ok, though it now needs repainting. Unfortunately ive got this problem where something has to look perfect, or I get unduly miserable about it. Its one reason why ive a love hate issue with modelling.
Posted 09 February 2018 - 0518 AM
Posted 09 February 2018 - 0610 AM
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 09 February 2018 - 0610 AM.
Posted 09 February 2018 - 0649 AM
One way to reduce the cost of the hobby is to limit the number of tanks, but makes picking something harder. The Heng Long T-90 looked rather nice to me, for a RC T-90. I'd have to assume that I would go with just one. Going for two would be really tough to gain the green light on. Saw this recently, under the cover of the turret of a Type 16 MCV is an air hand gun at 0:33.
Edited by JasonJ, 09 February 2018 - 0649 AM.
Posted 09 February 2018 - 0719 AM
One possibly might be just buying the hull on Ebay, and buying the Trumpeter T72B kit. Id prefer a Soviet tank to a modern Russian one, and that looks one way to get one.
There seems to be a massive boom in wheeled vehicles too. I noticed an RC Gaz66 truck is also available.
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users